Sunday, July 1, 2012
6/30 12 Sunkhaze Meadows
We first took the Carter Meadow Road to the loop that leads to the observation platform. The road leads through some very pretty woods.
The loop trail had very lush vegetation form all the rain but soon became very wet
And wetter- we soon were faced with a large area of water ( Kelley not complaining at all) and I was forced to do some serious bushwhacking trying to get around it.
Eventually came to the other side of the loop and attempted to backtrack to the observation platform but again the water stopped me and we turned to complete the loop and take the road back to our car. We did find this nice leaf.
We drove to the Johnson Brook Trail and this, being higher was not under water. We walked to the beaver pond and Kelley had a nice swim and then we did the regular trail which goes through woods and a cedar swamp.
These creatures- they looked like some kind of bee would confront us by staying stationary at about eye level and just hover there as if challenging us to proceed.
An enjoyable outing as we finished before it got too hot and the deer flies were not unbearable. 2 1/2 hours